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“A cozy get away!”
Review of Boca Chica

Boca Chica
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$60.00*
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4-Hour Caribbean Beach Fun and Relaxation in Boca Chica from Santo Domingo
Ranked #17 of 202 things to do in Santo Domingo
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Owner description: This scenic beach is one of the closest beach resorts to Santo Domingo.
Reviewed May 6, 2014

This beach town is located halfway between the Santo Domingo airport and the city of SD. This was a short, cozy get away location and the closest beach, from Santo Domingo. The entire shoreline is steep and rocky in the SD region and Boca Chica is the first beach area available. The water looks like glass and is very calm because of the surrounding islands! I believe the morning hours is the best time to dive or snorkel because there is hardly anyone around to stir up the water and scare away the sea life. I did not feel comfortable leaving my belongings on the beach unattended there, so you can often leave your items at a restraint and they will hold for you. Make sure that you spend money at their establishment first and slide them a tip for the extra service.
There are a lot of cheap hotels and good places to eat here, plus there are buses that runs on a regular basis to and from Santo Domingo!
I was there on a holiday weekend and Boca Chica was hosting an Pro Beach volleyball tournament with teams from all over the world
This place is a good for an occasional get away location, but I would not recommend staying
here for the long term.
Jefferson Lee-Las Vegas

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Now i will tell you that Boca Chica is a great beach to go to. Now for a family I would say no because there were issues even though we had a great time as a family. The tourist mainly are the issue. They are usually from Canada or Europe and are almost or are nude. That is the issue. So would I say it is a good place for family probably not. Yet, we had a great time because we kept in one location away from those tourist. Also, there is a fee if you go to part of the beach that a business uses so you could have to pay a lot to just be there.

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Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This is my only regret, I didn't check the tripadvisor before going there.
People will do what they can to rip you off. The water is blue but polluted. Poverty, thieves, prostitutes, bad sanitary conditions.
Be nice to yourself and don't go there.
We went to a restaurant called Sonia and they charged us for things we didn't eat and add 28% on the top of the bill as charges. In the end, a very small fish costed more than 3000 pesos. Never again!

2  Thank Barbuleta
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

wonderful place that has gradually degenerated due to cheap sexual tourism, ate wonderfully well in the Neptune restaurant near the hotel be live hammock whose great staff with people who reside in it, with the latest hotel manager letting everything change so bad that MIFAMILIA always were attending to this hotel and this year we have not returned after several years going, so sorry, because even in the travel agency we gave details and recommendations of the hotel and the area, a situation that currently would not recommend nor my enemy, there is a lot of insecurity, not only in the country, if not in the bocachica, this country is becoming a new mexico

4  Thank blancaluna24
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had been warned about visiting this area. There are several beaches in this area however the locals try to charge you for everything. They are relentless and won't leave you alone. We didn't even get out of the car. We were warned about theft and lots of prostitution in the area. The water is a beautiful blue, but you can't get out and enjoy it .

3  Thank trwag260
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